Sunday, July 26, 2015

CONTEST | Goodies For You!

Here's what's up for grabs!!

Prize includes:
- Local Girls by Caroline Zancan
- Rome In Love by Anita Hughes
- The Sweet Life by Dulce Candy Ruiz
- 1 Tangle Teezer Styler


1) Follow me on Twitter (@christinaaa28) & retweet this -


2) Leave a comment on this post with the title of which book you're most excited to read this summer!

*Feel free to do both

- Contest open worldwide
- Ends Tuesday, August 4th @ midnight PST
- Winner will be selected at random & contacted on Wednesday, August 5th


- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#INTERNLIFE | Nicki Minaj Thinks "Anaconda" Got Snubbed By VMAs

So you've probably heard about this whole Nicki Minaj/Taylor Swift Twitter "feud" that went on this week, which was definitely an interesting thing to find on my newsfeed.

For Refinery29, I wrote about the tweets that started it all...

Check out my full article HERE:

Nicki Minaj Has A Theory About Why "Anaconda" Was Snubbed By The VMAs

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28
& Instagram @christinadun

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FASHION | Keds 'Ladies First' Campaign Starring Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift sure has been killin' it these days. From her insanely good-looking girl squad to her (almost) equally good-looking bf Calvin Harris, I mean, what more can she get her hands on?

Well, add another awesome campaign to her list. She's headlining the Keds global rebrand and featured in the fall 2015 ads and it's kind of a big deal. "Ladies first since 1916" is the tagline and it's pretty rad.

Take a look:

And just for kicks (ha, see what I did there?) here are a few of my faves from the fall collection:

Champion Micro Dot - Micro White
Double Decker Quilted Jersey - Gray
Champion Native Dot - Indigo Denim

Shop the collection HERE.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NEW MUSIC | BOY Premiere: 'We Were Here'

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I've been a fan of the German/Swedish duo BOY (Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass) for a while now, so I got super pumped when I saw they just released new music. Check out their premiere of "We Were Here" -

Their full album is still on the way, so stay tuned!

Throwback to my interview with BOY.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Monday, July 6, 2015

UPCOMING | CollegeFashionista x Intermix NYC

FYI NYC, CollegeFashionista has a party coming up!

See you there?

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, July 3, 2015

FASHION | Betsey Johnson x Capezio Starring Maddie Ziegler

I remember my days of buying Capezio dance shoes (way, way back in the day) and I totally would have loved this new collaboration. Betsey Johnson has teamed up with Capezio for a line of fun dance wear and the face of the campaign is Maddie Ziegler, Dance Moms super star and mini Sia. This 12-year-old is seriously killing go girl.

Check out the whole collection HERE.
A photo posted by Betsey Johnson (@xobetseyjohnson) on

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, July 2, 2015

EVENT | Canada Day In NYC

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I spent my first Canada Day in New York City and I gotta say, it was pretty great. There was a Canadian party at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea — complete with poutine, cardboard cutouts of Rob Ford and Wayne Gretzky, a playlist that included Avril Lavigne/Drake/Nelly Furtado/Tom Cochrane, and of course, good ol' Canadian beer.

I felt right at home. And it was PACKED. I think we all were pretty excited to get to celebrate with fellow Canadians.

 And here are a few of my fave Canadian throwbacks:


- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MY LIFE | Where did June go?

Stunning view from the Hearst Tower

Okay, so June flew by. In case you didn't already notice by the lack of blog posts I did this month, it's been cray. Interning five days a week is kicking my butt. Good thing it's fun stuff, right? Amidst the transcribing and article research, I still managed to get out and do some much-needed NYC exploring (found a couple awesome new bar spots, see below). Here's what I got up to in June:


Monday, June 29, 2015

EVENT | Logo TV Trailblazer Honors & Pride Parade NYC

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June is Pride Month and this year's celebration came with a historic milestone. After what feels like MUCH too long, marriage equality has reached the United States. This comes as a major achievement for the LGBTQ community and I couldn't be more excited for everyone!

I seriously teared up while watching this:

I had the pleasure of attending Logo TV's Trailblazer Honors event in NYC as a seatfiller and I had an incredible experience. The event celebrated many inspirational voices doing amazing and aspirational things in the LGBTQ community. It was held at the The Cathedral Church Of St. John the Divine and it was such a stunning venue:

Monday, June 22, 2015

ART | Mr. Brainwash Exhibit NYC

I tend to wander around New York City aimlessly, and it sometimes leads to some hidden gems. I was in the Chelsea area near the High Line on a beautiful day and I saw this:
Naturally, my curiosity kicked in and I stepped in.....into an amazing Mr. Brainwash exhibit (!!)
Take a look:

Friday, June 5, 2015

#INTERNLIFE | Refinery29

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June was off to a great start, with a brand new internship with Refinery29 — I'll be spending my summer as the entertainment intern!

 The office is seriously so pretty and the workplace vibe is on point.

Friday, May 29, 2015

MY LIFE | Toronto Visit

I love making spontaneous visits back to Canadaland (spontaneous meaning, I was homeless for a bit in NYC so I needed somewhere to go...that story another time). I got to go see some pals in Toronto and have some much-needed relaxation time.

My trip in photos:

Friday, May 22, 2015

FOOD | Cooking with Master Chef's Graham Elliot

During my visit to Toronto, I got the chance to participate in a cooking class—and not just any cooking class (actually, I think this was my first official cooking class....). I was taught by the one and only Graham Elliot, one of the culinary geniuses from Master Chef. Partnering with Walmart Canada, the event was a fun class full of great food, wine and people. The products we used from Walmart were so fresh and were seriously delicious.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY | Ageless Glamour

During my second semester at NYU, I took a photojournalism class that ended with an exhibit reception featuring our final projects. Inspired by the documentary Advanced Style and street style photographers Ari Seth Cohen and Bill Cunningham, I took a look at some of NYC's most stylish ladies and presented a series titled Ageless Glamour.